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1965 Giulia TZ Prototipo Berlinetta

... at Bonhams. What an amazing car:

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TZ prototype at Bonhams

This lot sold for 94,300 Euros inclusive of buyer's premium - equivalent to $128,107. If you click on the link to Bonhams in Mark's post, you can access all of the results of this sale. There were a number of interesting Alfas. Regards, Dave B.
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The auction text gives me the impression somebody wants to create a history and affiliation with successful and sought-after cars that never existed. The issue that stands out for me is that the "Z" in "TZ" refers to Zagato. So, while the "T" for "Tubolare" could be justified by Autodelta, methinks the "Z" is quite a bit of a stretch.

Other than that, I think it's one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen.

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It definitely has some strange proportions. I think I was mostly caught up in the history... and yes, the overwhelming reaction on bring a trailer is that it's ugly. I still kind of like it, but, I have weird tastes.

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Amazing what a little creative sales patter can do. Someone bought a seriously good investment 3 or 4 years ago when that thing sold for about £50,000.

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How can you create something so ugly when you have something so beautiful to start with?


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Well, it's not a prototype but it's not creative sales patter either...

Apart from being rather ugly (am I the first to mention that? ) it is a highly interesting car.

The creator / long term owner never called it a TZ, just the "Vico" which is short for his own first name.

A car which is worth preserving IMHO, despite its looks.


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Worth preserving? Yes! Interesting? Yes! Good looking? NO! There is a good reason this car was not put into production. But at this point it is a part of Alfa history, and there it shall stay.

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